Champlain College and VTIFF Partner in Digital Audience Participation Program


Film enthusiasts attending Vermont International Film Foundation’s (VTIFF)  30th Anniversary Film Festival, which opens October 23, will have a new way to show their support for Vermont filmmakers.

Students at Champlain’s Emergent Media Center (EMC), in partnership with VTIFF, developed a mobile-friendly website feature that will enable filmgoers to vote for their favorite films in the Vermont Filmmakers’ Showcase while simultaneously making a modest donation to support Vermont filmmakers and VTIFF.

The website feature offers users quick access to Vermont Filmmakers’ Showcase film trailers, descriptions, and show times, as well as options to donate and rate these films. As an extra incentive, users who vote for films during the festival will be entered into a prize drawing.

“Champlain College students brought their exceptional talents in the field of creative media development and their utmost professionalism to develop an attractive and easy to use mobile-friendly feature,” says Paula Willoquet-Maricondi, Dean of the Division of Communication and Creative Media and VTIFF board member. “We are thrilled to have this partnership with VTIFF that supports the outstanding work of our students and Vermont Filmmakers.”

imgresOrly Yadin, Executive Director of VTIFF, shares “VTIFF is excited to launch this new audience participation project with the help of the talented design and programming students at Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center. Finding ways to enhance our support of Vermont filmmakers is an area of continued interest for VTIFF and we’re glad to have forged this partnership with the talented students of Champlain College.”

For detailed information, please visit To access the new audience participation feature, visit